Matt Reeves To Direct ‘The Batman’!!!

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Warner Bros. has reportedly found their man to helm the next solo Batman film.

Matt Reeves is rumored to be in early negotiations to take over directing duties of ‘The Batman’ from Ben Affleck after Affleck stepped down from the position earlier this year.

Variety is reporting that their sources have told them Reeves has already committed to the project but the deal hasn’t been officially signed yet. Variety was also the first to report that the ‘Cloverfield’ director was high on a shortlist of directors they had in mind once Affleck decided not to direct but meetings with other film makers were still ongoing until recently.

This particular situation is not strange to Matt Reeves though. Reeves actually has replaced a director before as he did by stepping into the ‘Planet Of The Apes’ rebooted franchise when he took over ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ from Rupert Wyatt after Wyatt had successfully brought the franchise back to prominence with 2011’s ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’. Even with that pressure on his back Reeves’ installment in the Apes series was just as critically acclaimed and financially successful as Wyatt’s installment. Which bodes well for Warner Bros.

If the deal officially goes through Ben Affleck will still have a huge role in the film. This will be the first standalone Batman film for Affleck who besides portraying the caped crusader, has co-written the script with DC head honcho Geoff Johns and also will be a producer on the movie as well. The step down from directing will give Affleck more time to focus on his portrayal of Bruce Wayne/Batman who he feels warrants such focus because of how iconic a character he is.

With the director questions seemingly out of the way, the attention now turns to when will ‘The Batman’ start production? Reeves is currently in post production on ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ which is scheduled for a July release this year but should be freed up to begin his prep work for ‘The Batman’ right after. Filming was supposed to start in May but after Affleck stepping down as director and coming off a very busy 2016 that included shooting and publicity tours for ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’, ‘The Accountant’ and his passion project ‘Live By Night’, taking a break and pushing back the start date is more than understandable, especially since there will be more publicity coming this year for the upcoming ‘Justice League’ movie. That being said, seeing as how fast Warner Bros. and company has hired a new director would lead one to believe that production will be starting sooner rather than later.

While this will be Matt Reeves’ first foray into the comic book world, his past films have included dealing with monsters the size of skyscrapers, super intelligent-human like apes and even vampires (‘Let Me In’), so I think he is well equipped to take on ‘The Dark Knight’ and make a fantastic movie.

Joshua Christmas

Patti LaBelle Proves She Is Not The One To Mess With!!! Goes NFL On Rowdy Fan!!!

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 25: Patti LaBelle attends the premiere of

Patti LaBelle (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Patti LaBelle made sure everyone knew she was not to be played with this past Friday night.

The legendary singer was in Vancouver for a concert when she invited a few fans onstage to sing and dance but one ambitious fan decided he wanted to do something a little extra special for the show.

The fan started to undress as he was dancing to LaBelle’s smash hit ‘Lady Marmalade’ and she WAS NOT having it!!          As Labelle, 71, told the dancer to stop she said… “I am not Nicki Minaj or that little uh, Miley” of course referring to Hannah Montana herself, ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer, Miley Cyrus which made the crowd erupt cheer.

The brazen fan was not deterred though as he then proceeded to show Miss Patti his bum and that’s when things really got intense!!! Patti, in a move that would make NFL defensive coordinators proud, rushed the fan, gave him a slight shoulder block and yelled…”Get off of my got darn stage, bitch!!! And stay off!!”

The fan was then taken off stage by security who LaBelle had initially waived off, wanting to give the fan a second chance.

Check out the link below for the awesome video of this altercation courtesy of TMZ.

http://www.tmz.com/2015/09/19/patti-labelle-concert-fan-stripping-kicked-out-nicki-minaj/

Best Selling Novelist Jackie Collins Has Passed Away.

Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins

Renowed novelist Jackie Collins has died at age 77 after losing her long battle with breast cancer.

Collins, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer six and a half years ago was a trailblazer for women in fiction writing and a true superstar. She had a lovely, fascinating personality.

Collins lived a complete and full life and she was loved dearly by her fans.

While Collins was a very successful writer, her greatest joy came from her family including her sister, legendary actress Joan Collins, her brother Bill, her three daughters, Tracy, Tiffany, and Rory, and her grandchildern.

Her daughters released a statement saying…

Family Statement:

It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the death of our beautiful, dynamic and one of a kind mother, Jackie Collins, who died of breast cancer today. She lived a wonderfully full life and was adored by her family, friends and the millions of readers who she has been entertaining for over four decades. She was a true inspiration, a trail blazer for women in fiction and a creative force. She will live on through her characters but we already miss her beyond words.

For inquiries re services and donations:

For USA
Services will be held privately for family. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Organization.

For UK
Services will be held privately for family. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to Penny Brohn Cancer Care.

Rich Gang debuts video for “Tap Out.”

Birdman has released the video for the the single “Tap Out” that will be on the upcoming compilation album from the Young Money Cash Money “Supergroup” Rich Gang. The song features Birdman, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj (who has the best verse on this song if you ask me) Mack Maine & Future. The video is directed by Hannah Lux Davis and features the group performing the song in a mansion with appearances by Christina Milian & Paris Hilton as waitresses at a party being held in the mansion who then reveal themselves to be burglars who rob the place. Other cameos are made by members of the YMCMB family, including Bow Wow, and DJ Khaled is also spotted. Kimora Lee Simmons also makes a cameo which is absolutely useless. “Tap Out” will be on the upcoming Rich Gang compilation album called “Rich Gang: Flashy Lifestyle.”